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Domestic Abuse Advisor


Oona is currently on an MSc postgraduate program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Once a qualified psychotherapist, she will be specializing in cross-cultural issues and domestic abuse. Gentle, caring, and empathetic, Oona is passionate about creating a safe space for people, wherever they may be on their healing journey. Oona is a caseworker at HSES, providing one-to-one support and facilitating Lotus groups online and face-to-face. 

Oona joined HSES in April after providing emotional support to children and adults at risk of abuse and neglect for over eight years; working as a teacher with young adults with multiple complex needs, as a helpline volunteer, group facilitator and refuge befriender in a domestic abuse service and as a mental health support worker for adults with complex mental health needs and substance misuse issues.  

Oona is multicultural, trilingual and has lived in different countries. She understands the additional difficulties people may face living away from home.   

Relevant Qualifications and Training:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • MA Anthropology & Cultural Politics
  • MSc Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling (ongoing)
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